— VILLAGE MODEL —
Improve Skills of Child Caregivers
Promote Holistic Early Development of Rural Left-behind Children
Chunhui Village is an early childhood development program specially designed for rural left-behind children, aged 0-6, and their caregivers. By consolidating the resources of families, schools and communities, we create nurturing Early Learning Centers and deliver three services, which are Family Skills, Early Learning and Community Engagement to fuel the children’s physical, language, cognitive, and social-emotional development and prepare them to succeed in elementary school.
WHO WE SERVE
The Village Model targets rural left-behind children who, with migrant parents working away in big cities all year around, face a myriad of challenges, struggle in school, and often fail to build the self-respect and confidence critical for their development. By the end of March 2016, a national survey into rural left-behind children led by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Security found there were 9.02 million left-behind children under the age of 16. Of these children, 8.05 million (89.3% of the total) were taken care of by grandparents; 300,000 (3.3%) by relatives or friends; 310,000 (3.4%), with one migrant parent working in a distant city, by the other parent incapable of providing necessary care; 360,000 (4%) by no one at all (China Social News, Nov. 12, 2016). We are committed to running science-based early learning programs for as many left-behind children as possible.